Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

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Monday, June 16, 2008

A Lofty Success!

The 2008 Loft Walk last week was a hit!

More than 100 guests were a part of the tour, the weather was beautiful and media coverage was excellent. WOWK-TV, WSAZ-TV and the Charleston Gazette were among those covering the event. The photo above came from Chip Ellis, a photographer with the Gazette. It features Paula Butterfield, who spoke to the "loft hoppers" about her properties on Kanawha Boulevard.

"I can’t tell you how many people I heard from who were amazed at what incredible living spaces were in downtown Charleston," said Brad Rowe, one of the event's organizers and co-captain of Generation Charleston's housing team. Generation Charleston hosted the event.

Meticulous catering provided the food, and several participants raved about the hummus. City National Bank provided a starting location and parking, while the Callen-McJunkin Gallery above Stray Dog Antiques hosted the reception afterward.

The tour included five groups visiting four locations. They learned about adaptive reuse of downtown buildings and the charm of downtown living.

Now we're looking forward to the 2009 Loft Walk!


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